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Paula Raymond (November 23, 1924 – December 31, 2003) was an American model and actress.

In 1950, she was put under contract by MGM, where she played opposite such leading men as Cary Grant and Dick Powell. Earlier in her career, Raymond acted in film noir thrillers such as City That Never Sleeps (with Gig Young and Marie Windsor), but later in her career she developed a horror film reputation.

In 1952, she played the heroine in The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms. In the late 1950s and 1960 Raymond appeared in many television shows and low-budget horror movies including Perry Mason, Hawaiian Eye, 77 Sunset Strip, and Blood of Dracula's Castle with Alexander D'Arcy and John Carradine. She turned down the role of saloon keeper Kitty in the long-running western classic series Gunsmoke (the role went to Amanda Blake).

In 1962, Raymond was a passenger in a car that crashed into a tree on Sunset Boulevard. Her nose was severed by the rear view mirror. After only a little more than a year of extensive plastic surgery and recovery she returned to acting. In 1977, while working on the soap opera Days of our Lives, after only 3 appearances, she accidentally tripped on a telephone cord and broke her ankle. She was written out of the show. In 1984 she broke both hips, and in 1994 she broke her shoulder.

Raymond was previously married. In 1944, Raymond married Floyd Leroy Patterson. In 1946, they divorced shortly after the birth of their daughter, Raeme Dorene Patterson. In 1993, Raymond's daughter died. In 2003, Raymond died at the age of 79 from a series of respiratory ailments.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Paula Raymond, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Paula Raymond (November 23, 1924 – December 31, 2003) was an American model and actress.

In 1950, she was put under contract by MGM, where she played opposite such leading men as Cary Grant and Dick Powell. Earlier in her career, Raymond acted in film noir thrillers such as City That Never Sleeps (with Gig Young and Marie Windsor), but later in her career she developed a horror film reputation.

In 1952, she played the heroine in The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms. In the late 1950s and 1960 Raymond appeared in many television shows and low-budget horror movies including Perry Mason, Hawaiian Eye, 77 Sunset Strip, and Blood of Dracula's Castle with Alexander D'Arcy and John Carradine. She turned down the role of saloon keeper Kitty in the long-running western classic series Gunsmoke (the role went to Amanda Blake).

In 1962, Raymond was a passenger in a car that crashed into a tree on Sunset Boulevard. Her nose was severed by the rear view mirror. After only a little more than a year of extensive plastic surgery and recovery she returned to acting. In 1977, while working on the soap opera Days of our Lives, after only 3 appearances, she accidentally tripped on a telephone cord and broke her ankle. She was written out of the show. In 1984 she broke both hips, and in 1994 she broke her shoulder.

Raymond was previously married. In 1944, Raymond married Floyd Leroy Patterson. In 1946, they divorced shortly after the birth of their daughter, Raeme Dorene Patterson. In 1993, Raymond's daughter died. In 2003, Raymond died at the age of 79 from a series of respiratory ailments.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Paula Raymond, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 51

Birthday 1924-11-23

Day of Death 2003-12-31

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1994 Mind Twister as Agnes
1969 Five Bloody Graves as Kansas Kelly
1969 Blood of Dracula's Castle as Countess Townsend
1965 The Spy with My Face as Director
1962 Hand of Death as Carol Wilson
1962 The Beachcomber (1 episode)
1961 The New Breed (1 episode)
1961 The Flight That Disappeared as Marcia Paxton
1960 The Roaring 20's (1 episode)
1960 Surfside 6 (1 episode)
1960 The Aquanauts (1 episode)
1959 Hawaiian Eye (3 episodes)
1959 Philip Marlowe (1 episode)
1959 Bourbon Street Beat (1 episode)
1959 Lock-Up (1 episode)
1959 Tightrope (1 episode)
1959 One Step Beyond (1 episode)
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (4 episodes)
1958 Bat Masterson (3 episodes)
1958 Yancy Derringer (1 episode)
1958 Peter Gunn (1 episode)
1957 Maverick (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (5 episodes)
1957 M Squad (1 episode)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (1 episode)
1956 State Trooper (1 episode)
1955 Cheyenne (1 episode)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1 episode)
1955 The Gun That Won the West as Mrs. Max Gaines
1954 The Human Jungle as Pat Danforth
1954 A Star Is Born World Premiere
1954 King Richard and the Crusaders as Queen Berengaria
1953 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms as Lee Hunter
1953 City That Never Sleeps as Kathy Kelly
1953 The Bandits of Corsica as Christina
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 Cavalcade of America (2 episodes)
1952 The Sellout as Peggy Stauton
1951 Texas Carnival as Marilla Sabinas
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (2 episodes)
1951 The Tall Target as Ginny Beaufort
1951 Inside Straight as Zoe Carnot
1951 Grounds for Marriage as Agnes Oglethorpe Young
1950 Devil's Doorway as Orrie Masters
1950 Duchess of Idaho as Ellen Hallit
1950 Crisis as Helen Ferguson
1949 Adam's Rib as Emerald - Kip's Girlfriend (uncredited)
1949 Challenge of the Range as Judy Barton
1948 Sealed Verdict as WAC guard for Erika (as Rae Patterson)
1948 Rusty Leads the Way as Louise Adams

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